Summary of USDA December 2018 forecasts for U.S. agricultural trade in FY 2019.
ERS research in this topic area focuses on the economic, social, spatial, temporal, and demographic factors that affect the poverty status of rural residents.
ERS conducts research on USDA's child nutrition programs and their role in children's food security, diets, and well-being. ERS studies the following child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Chi...
Interactive Visualization: Costs and Returns by Region and by Commodity
The data include historical U.S. and State-level farm income and wealth estimates as well as U.S.-level forecasts for the current calendar year.
ERS compares the prices paid by consumers for food with the prices received by farmers for their corresponding commodities. These comparisons are reported for a variety of foods sold in retail food stores. Several commodities have been upda...
A series of case studies reveal a variety of food safety standards and requirements exist in the U.S. produce industry.
Agricultural Resources and Environmental Indicators, 2019, describes trends in economic, structural, resource, and environmental indicators in the agriculture sector. The indicators covered in this report provide assessments of important ch...
Data sources matter for measuring the food environment: commercial and government data sources vary in how they capture the food retail and food service establishments that serve Americans.
Selected ERS research accomplishments are highlighted in its FY 2018 Annual Report.
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Analyzing the U.N. Food Insecurity Experience Scale, ERS researchers found that low levels of education, weak social networks, and the inability of a person to count on family and friends in times of need were common risk factors.
The animal pharmaceutical industry continues to develop new drugs, but a growing share are generic versions of existing animal drugs or are designed for companion animals (instead of food animals).
ERS research found that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) redemptions were associated with increased local employment—with $10,000 of redemptions contributing to 0.4 additional urban jobs and 1.0 additional rural jobs.
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